Opera Australia will be partnering with Mazda Australia to make the evening of 14 November 2015 an unforgettable one. The impressive lineup includes dazzling soprano Eva Kong, stunning mezzo-soprano Anna Dowsley, tender-hearted tenor Diego Torre, and formidable baritone Luke Gabbedy, with Orchestra Victoria conducted by Anthony Legge. The event's Master of Ceremonies will be Christopher Lawrence from ABC Classic FM.
Sidney Myer Music Bowl be the setting for this amazing event. This beautiful venue with its stunning surroundings make for an amazing event.
Be mindful of some important nuggets of information. There is no need to make a booking. Gates open at 4pm but the event will kick off at 8pm. Get in there early and secure a nice location. The program will run for approximately 2hrs 30mins with one interval. You can bring your own food but you can also buy food and drinks from any of the numerous food outlets. You can bring a portable chair (no more than 20cm off the ground). Alcohol is allowed on the venue. Melbourne is reputed to have 4 seasons in one day. So don't forget to come prepared for all kinds of weather.
Mazda Opera in the Bowl is bringing to you opera chorus and arias from four leading soloists, the Opera Australia Chorus and Orchestra Victoria.
Flying Dutchman Overture (Wagner) Orchestra
Largo al factotum The Barber of Seville (Rossini) Luke Gabbedy
Jewel Song Faust (Gounod) Eva Kong
Anvil Chorus Il trovatore (Verdi) Chorus
Quando le sere al placido Luisa Miller (Verdi) Diego Torre
Un voce poco fa The Barber of Seville (Rossini) Anna Dowsley
Votre Toast (Toreador's Song) Carmen (Bizet) Luke Gabbedy and Chorus
Follie! Follie! ...Sempre libera La Traviata (Verdi) Eva Kong and Diego Torre
William Tell Overture, final section only (Rossini) Orchestra
El lucevan le stele Tosca (Puccini) Diego Torre
Va laisse couler mes larmes Werther (Massenet) Anna Dowsley
Dôme épais, le jasmin Lakmé (Delibes) Eva Kong and Anna Dowsley
Au fond du temple saint Les Pêcheurs des Perles (Bizet) Diego Torre and Luke Gabbedy
Va pensiero Nabucco (Verdi) Chorus
Nessun dorma (chorus finale version) Turandot (Puccini) Diego Torre and Chorus
You'll Never Walk Alone Carousel (Rodgers) Luke Gabbedy and Chorus
The following people will be responsible to make the magic happen on the day:
Presenter Christopher Lawrence
Conductor Anthony Legge
Director Matthew Barclay
With Orchestra Victoria
and Opera Australia Chorus
You can find more information by going here. You can learn more by contacting this email address: firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also contact Gemma Rasmussen, Senior Publicist on (02) 9318 8327 and 0400 689 690.
Sidney Myer Music Bowl is located in Kings Domain on Linlithgow Avenue. The bowl is a 15 minute walk from Flinders Street station, across Princess Bridge over the Yarra River. Alternatively, you can get off at tram stop 17 on St Kilda Road and Grant Street (routes 3, 5, 6, 8, 16, 64, 67 & 72).
Mark the date on your calendar. Grab your near and dear ones, fill up your picnic basket with sweet and savoury treats and a blanket and head to the Bowl. All are invited to this free event.